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Giannis will be the center of a new TNT doc, "Finding Giannis," premiering Saturday night before All Star weekend festivities. (PHOTO: Dan Garcia)

Watch a preview for the new Greek Freak documentary "Finding Giannis"

While Bucks fans and hoop experts have known about Giannis Antetokounmpo for a while, this season has thus far served as quite the coming-out party for Milwaukee's MVP candidate. He's leading the best team in the NBA, with silky smooth highlights just about every night, he graced the top of Bill Simmons' ballyhooed Trade Value chart and he even starred in a Super Bowl commercial. He's no longer just Milwaukee's star; he's an entire league's star.

That coronation will become official this upcoming All Star Game weekend in Charlotte, where Giannis will not only captain the East as the conference's leading vote getter, but he'll be the focus of a new TV documentary chronicling his incredible rise: "Finding Giannis."

Premiering before the dunk contest, three-point contest and skills contest – aka the best parts of All Star weekend – "Finding Giannis" will tell the Bucks star's story from a scrawny, mostly unknown lottery pick to one of the league's most exciting players. The short doc – 30 minutes according to TNT's schedule – comes complete with interviews and behind-the-scenes footage with Giannis, highlights from across his thrillingly still-young career and, according to ESPN NBA Draft analyst Jonathan Givony (who premiered the preview on Twitter), "quite a few previously untold stories."

The documentary will debut at 5:30 p.m. on TNT on Saturday, Feb. 16. Tune in, Milwaukee; watching a star be born in front of one's eyes doesn't happen to every team or every city.


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